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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Because of the diversity of interests of students in chemistry and the increasing inter-disciplinary impact of chemistry in other areas, IIT offers optional degree programs in chemistry. Each degree program maintains the five basic core areas of chemistry while at the same time providing options to prepare students to enter an operationally well-recognized career path. Students can elect the traditional Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry where they choose their own technical electives or focus on one of the following six options:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Biological Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Materials Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Chemical Physics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Chemical Education)

Program Requirements 

Required Courses

Chemistry    
CHEM 100 Introduction to the Profession 2 Credits
CHEM 124 Principles of Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHEM 125 Principles of Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits
CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Credits
CHEM 247 Analytical Chemistry 3 Credits
CHEM 321 Instrument Analysis 4 Credits
CHEM 343 Physical Chemistry I 3 Credits
CHEM 344 Physical Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHEM 415 Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credits
CHEM 416* Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 3 Credits
CHEM 434 Spectroscopic Methods 4 Credits
CHEM 450* Introduction to Research 3 Credits
CHEM 451 Modern Techniques in Chem Literature 3 Credits
CHEM 485* Chemistry Colloquium 1 Credit
CHEM 487* Senior Thesis in Chemistry 4 Credits
     
Biology    
BIOL 401 Introductory Biochemistry 3 Credits
     
Physics    
PHYS 123 General Physics I 4 Credits
PHYS 221 General Physics II 4 Credits
     
Math    
MATH 151 Calculus I 5 Credits
MATH 152 Calculus II 5 Credits
MATH 251 Multivariate and Vector Calculus 4 Credits
MATH 252 Introduction to Differential Equations 4 Credits
     
General Education    
IPRO 497 Interprofessional Project (2 Semesters) 6 Credits
CS 105 Intro to Computer Programming 2 Credits
  Humanities and Social Science 21 Credits
  Technical Electives** 15 Credits
  Total Hours 127

*CHEM 416, 450, 485, and 487 are not required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with emphasis in Chemical Education.

**Requires approval by the advisor. One of the technical electives must be BIOL 107 or BIOL 115. This course must be taken before the student enrolls in BIOL 401.